Alan retired in 2011 from being the Director of Business at Basingstoke of College. During his career in Further Education he specialised in innovative curriculum development and national and multi-national projects ‘challenge funded’ by the UK government and European Union. In particular he designed the Hampshire Access Course, the Context Programme of workplace literacy and numeracy that won a national Beacon Award and worked with the Education Departments of Spain and Portugal to harmonise their advanced qualifications in Business with the British HND. With colleges in Malta, Spain and Hungary he designed an online English training course for foreign nurses entering the UK. As Chairman of the Wessex Heritage Trust his priority is to find innovative ways to engage people, especially young people, with their cultural heritage and to use the wealth of resources stored in museums and galleries to achieve this.
Roy has had links with the Hampshire Museums since the early 1980’s and has been a trust member since 1992 when the then Hampshire Museums Trust was formed.
Roy is owner of businesses in the UK, USA, and the Middle East. The businesses specialise in engineering, manufacturing and environmental measurements.
Currently Roy is involved with a number of university linked research projects in the UK, USA, South Africa and Malaysia. The key area for these research programs is understanding he impact of ocean noise on marine mammals.
Alec is a company commercial solicitor based in Basingstoke. He has been practising in North Hampshire for over 20 years and has helped advise profit and not for profit organisations on all aspects of business law. Alec has also helped to set up a number of local charities and continues to support their work. Alec has been a trustee of Wessex Heritage Trust since 2011 and supports Wessex Heritage Trust’s aims of educating the public, and in particular the young, about the rich culture and heritage of the region.
Ednyfed Hudson-Davies is Chairman of the Lincs FM Group of commercial radio stations and President of the New Forest Centre and Museum in Lyndhurst. He was a founding Director, and is now Chairman, of the New forest Enterprise Centre and for many years he has been a Trustee of Wessex Heritage Trust (formerly Hampshire Museums and Galleries Trust).
His professional career was as a barrister, broadcaster, journalist, farmer and university lecturer, and he has also served as a Member of Parliament. He played an active role in setting up the New Forest Butterfly Farm and Longdown Dairy Farm as tourist attractions, and he has been Chairman of the Wales Tourist Board and a Director of the British Tourist Authority.
Chris has been a Trustee of the Wessex Heritage Trust, formerly Hampshire Museums and Galleries Trust, from 2011 to 2015.
His career included 12 years working in the Finance Department at Hampshire County County Council, 18 years as Principal Museums Officer with Hampshire Museums Service, and 8 years as Head of Programme and Project Management with HCC Culture and Communities Department.
He has wide experience of fundraising, particularly with bids to the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery.